Category Archives: Vocational rehabilitation

Permanent Restrictions After Knee Replacement: What You Need To Know

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer discusses permanent restrictions after knee replacement. Many of our clients have been doing heavy labor for their entire careers. Knee injuries can be devastating if they prevent an individual from standing or walking for any length of time. These activities are necessary to perform essential job duties. This is especially true […]

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Doctor Gave Me Permanent Restrictions In Michigan: Now What?

Michigan workers’ comp lawyer discusses what happens after a doctor gave you permanent restrictions. Here is a common question that we get asked frequently: My doctor gave me permanent restrictions, now what happens? This is not always easy to answer because every situation is different. Our goal as workers’ comp lawyers is to ensure people […]

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Permanent Work Restrictions and Michigan Workers’ Comp: What You Need To Know

Available benefits that can help a disabled employee transition to a new career when they have permanent work restrictions under workers’ comp. Many of our clients have been doing heavy work for their entire lives. Getting hurt on-the-job can be a life changing event. This is especially true when an employee ends up with permanent […]

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Workers’ comp insurance companies in Michigan: 10 secrets they don’t want you to know

Michigan lawyer exposes secrets that workers’ comp insurance companies in Michigan don’t want you to know and explains how to protect legal rights. Employees hurt on-the-job in Michigan are entitled to receive workers’ comp benefits. This includes lost wages, medical treatment, and vocational rehabilitation. Unfortunately, workers’ comp insurance companies in Michigan look for any excuse […]

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What benefits are available under workers’ compensation in Michigan?

Michigan lawyer gives an overview of available workers’ compensation benefits and explains how to maximize what the insurance company must pay. A woman recently contacted our office looking to get reimbursement for sick time that she was forced to use after sustaining a concussion at work. Unfortunately, we had to explain that she does not […]

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Workers’ Comp Benefit Checklist

Use our checklist to make sure you are getting all the workers’ comp benefits required to be paid under Michigan law. It is shocking to see the number of disabled employees who do not get paid the maximum required under Michigan workers’ comp law. Insurance companies pay the wrong dollar amount or forget to tell […]

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“Employees — Know Your Rights!”

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) poster can be used by employers to inform employees about their legal rights. We believe knowledge is power and employees should know their legal rights. Unfortunately, most people have no experience with workers’ compensation and no interest until they get hurt on-the-job. Michigan businesses are not under any legal obligation to […]

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How much should I get from a workers’ comp settlement in Michigan?

What benefits go into a workers’ comp settlement and how to know if you are getting a fair deal? We recently blogged about an individual who was scammed out of $300 dollars. He was promised money under workers’ comp if he sent a smaller cash payment. This was obviously a scam as he did not […]

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Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Professional Disclosure Statement (Form WC-500)

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases updated professional disclosure form for vocational rehabilitation counselors. We have blogged about vocational rehabilitation on several occasions. It is supposed to help a disabled worker transition to a new job. Up to 52 weeks of vocational services can be requested. A second 52-week period is available should it become necessary. […]

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Q&A Week – Part 3 (Vocational Rehabilitation)

Real questions from our clients about Michigan workers’ compensation and their vocational rehabilitation benefits. Q. What is vocational rehabilitation? The main goal of workers’ compensation is to get you back to work. This can be difficult if you have restrictions and a limited education. Vocational rehabilitation can help you with retraining and tuition reimbursement. This […]

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